Being a veteran in the U.S military is a big deal, and many stars used it as an opportunity to increase their popularity rather than the actual voluntary service. Well, we had found out that some celebrities had indeed served in the military before they became stars and some had good service records while others had a rocky stint wearing a Navy, Army, Marine or Air Force uniform. And to our knowledge, only a small percentage of those that have come out of the military and gone into the Hollywood life has had a successful career in the limelight in the last 25 years. Now kick back and enjoy this very short but shocking list of the celebrities you might not know went to the military
Bea Arthur Was A Marine
One of Hollywood’s legends Bea who excelled during her days as a Star was more than just the pretty Golden girl, just so you know the late Bea Arthur Maude, Golden Girls, was once a truck driver in the Marine Corps.
She was one of the first members of the Marines' Women’s Reserve. She enlisted at the age of 21 in early 1943 under her original name, Bernice Frankel, during her years of service she was stationed at Marine Corps and Navy air stations in Virginia and North Carolina and was promoted from corporal to sergeant to staff sergeant. And she was finally honored and discharged in September 1945.
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